Research AreasAgrobiodiversity, Crops
CountriesMozambique, United States of America
TimelineStart Date: 1 January 2008 | End Date: 31 October 2011
Beans have many different classes of roots. Basal roots are those which originate at the crown, and can vary widely in number. The project is designed to test if basal roots give plasticity to the plant to explore shallow soil strata for plant nutrients, and simultaneously to explore lower strata for moisture. The outcome will assist in the development of germplasm that is tolerant to low levels of soil phosphorus as well as to drought.